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Developmental immunotoxicity of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in a population of highly-exposed children

Project description

Immunotoxic effects of perfluoroalkyl substances exposure in children

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) represent a class of persistent chemicals that are used in many products, including non-stick cookware and firefighting foam. They have been linked to adverse health outcomes, including immunotoxicity and reduced antibody response to COVID-19 vaccination. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the PFAS-ITOX project found a unique cohort of children with a range of PFAS exposures and detailed medical records to investigate the effect of prenatal and childhood PFAS exposures on health outcomes, including COVID-19 incidence. The study will follow a large cohort of children to find whether high PFAS exposures are associated with immunosuppression, in cases of common infections, and hypersensitivity, involving the incidence of asthma.


Net EU contribution
€ 222 727,68
Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund

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Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
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